The original contributions in this Research Handbook provide an introduction to the application of Austrian economics to law. The book begins with chapters on the methodology of law and economics before moving on to chapters which discuss key concepts in Austrian economics such as: dynamic competitive processes, spontaneous order, subjective value, entrepreneurship, and the limited nature of individual knowledge - as they relate to topics in evolutionary law and basic law. This book presents contributions from both economists and legal scholars on topics ranging from methodology of analysis and the evolution of contemporary legal practice, to the teachings of basic law. Taken as a whole, this Research Handbook provides a strong overview of contemporary research in the Austrian school of law and economics. It is an approach that reflects both the examination of how alternative legal arrangements impact economic performance, and how to use the tools of basic economic reasoning to study the operation of legal rules. Scholars working in the fields of law, jurisprudence, economics, and public policy will find this an important resource on the cutting edge of Austrian political economy in application to law and economics.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part I Introduction: 1. Introductory chapter / Peter Boettke and Todd Zywicki Part II Methodology of law and economics 2. Coase theorem / Martín Krause 3. Posner versus Coase / Peter Leeson Part III Evolutionary law 4. Social rules / Gerald Postema 5. Rule reform / Christopher Coyne 6. Innovation / Henry Butler and Larry E. Ribstein 7. Customary law in Middle Ages / Bruce Benson 8. Self-governance / David Skarbek 9. Common law / Edward Peter Stringham and Todd Zywicki 10. Dispute resolution in mixed economy / Richard Wagner Part IV Basic law 11. Torts / Eric Claeys 12. Torts / Michael DeBow 13. Antitrust / Donald Boudreaux 14. Civil procedure / Jeffrey Parker 15. Business law / Peter Klein and Thomas A. Lambert 16. Business law, boards of directors / M. Todd Henderson 17. Bankruptcy / Todd Zywicki and Shruti Rajagopalan 18. Family law / Steven Horwitz Part V Conclusion: 19. The progressive research program of "Austrian" law and economics / Peter Boettke and Todd Zywicki Index.
KJJ3190 .R47 2017
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing,